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Joseph Donovan Is The Independent Director of STORE Capital Corporation (NYSE:STOR) And They Just Spent US$374k On Shares

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Investors who take an interest in STORE Capital Corporation (NYSE:STOR) should definitely note that the Independent Director, Joseph Donovan, recently paid US$37.42 per share to buy US$374k worth of the stock. That's a very solid buy in our book, and increased their holding by a noteworthy 18%.

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At STORE Capital

In fact, the recent purchase by Joseph Donovan was the biggest purchase of STORE Capital shares made by an insider individual in the last twelve months, according to our records. So it's clear an insider wanted to buy, even at a higher price than the current share price (being US$37.30). It's very possible they regret the purchase, but it's more likely they are bullish about the company. In our view, the price an insider pays for shares is very important. As a general rule, we feel more positive about a stock when an insider has bought shares at above current prices, because that suggests they viewed the stock as good value, even at a higher price. The only individual insider to buy over the last year was Joseph Donovan.

Joseph Donovan purchased 12.00k shares over the year. The average price per share was US$37.20. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by individuals) over the last 12 months, below. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

NYSE:STOR Recent Insider Trading, December 16th 2019

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Insider Ownership of STORE Capital

For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. It appears that STORE Capital insiders own 0.8% of the company, worth about US$73m. We've certainly seen higher levels of insider ownership elsewhere, but these holdings are enough to suggest alignment between insiders and the other shareholders.

So What Does This Data Suggest About STORE Capital Insiders?

It's certainly positive to see the recent insider purchase. And the longer term insider transactions also give us confidence. When combined with notable insider ownership, these factors suggest STORE Capital insiders are well aligned, and that they may think the share price is too low. Therefore, you should should definitely take a look at this FREE report showing analyst forecasts for STORE Capital.

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For the purposes of this article, insiders are those individuals who report their transactions to the relevant regulatory body. We currently account for open market transactions and private dispositions, but not derivative transactions.

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